Welcome!
Welcome!

Grounds Training was established in 2006 to provide a complete and unique service delivery training courses for the sports turf industry. We are now the go-to provider for on-site, bespoke training for groups. Alongside our renowned turf maintenance which now includes Lantra accredited Online courses. Grounds Training also works with the industry’s awarding bodies – Lantra and City & Guilds (NPTC) – to deliver the full range of ground care courses, and City & Guilds Pesticide courses.

WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING
WELSH RUGBY UNION PRAISE GROUNDS TRAINING

Our experience to date with Grounds Training has been excellent. They have been totally flexible in adapting to our practical needs and have worked with us to achieve our outcomes. This is the largest cohort of volunteers who have received training and the first time we have delivered a bespoke online-to-onsite education programme. The content of the online course is spot on for the audience and well supported by the booklet.

Our Open Courses during the year will take place at our Allscott (Telford) Training Centre
Our Open Courses during the year will take place at our Allscott (Telford) Training Centre

Topics include monthly PA1/2/6A, PA6INJ and PA6AW. A limited number of niche courses such as Sports Line Marking and Lawn Care will be run according to demand, so email info@groundstraining.com to be added to the waiting list for these courses.

Mower and Lawn Care Courses
Mower and Lawn Care Courses

Lawn care courses are available at our Allscott (Telford) Training centre.

Bespoke Mower courses both NPTC and Lantra are available for groups booking delivered at your site. Contact info@groundstraining.com to register your interest.

Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)
Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)

Being new to the industry the day was full of very useful information, advice and support!

Online Training
Online Training

Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides cost-effective, flexible and portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

Soil Science and Turf Management Principles
Soil Science and Turf Management Principles

“Fascinating insight into the variety of grasses we have on site and the difference in growing conditions and soil types: a chance to get close up”

Daylesford Estate April 2018

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ABOUT US

Grounds Training

was established in 2006 in response to demand from the Turf Industry for co-ordinated, professional training.  Since then we have gained recognition as the go-to provider and cater for both individuals and groups alike through open courses (for individuals to join) or bespoke courses for groups of four or more, onsite at clients’ premises. We particularly appreciate the excellent relationship we have built up with our regular clients and we are passionate about encouraging groundsmen, greenkeepers and those employed in general ground care to work safely and efficiently. We are a division of the Maxwell Amenity Group based in Telford, Shropshire, which also incorporates Pitchcare.

Our Head Office team comprises of Carol Smith, Training Co-ordinator and Laura O’Keeffe, Training Administrator.

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OUR INSTRUCTORS

We maintain a database of Lantra Awards and City & Guilds (NPTC) registered instructors whom we can call on to deliver courses to our members.

In addition we would like to hear from any instructors with turfcare industry experience who would be interested in delivering the Pitchcare General Sports Turf Maintenance courses in winter and/or summer sports, particularly if you also have a recognised teaching or instructional techniques qualification and a good knowledge of health and safety.

E-mail your details and a brief outline of your instructing and industry experience to info@groundstraining.com.

ONLINE COURSES

ONLINE COURSES

We have always been aware of the challenge for groundsmen and women to try and fit in vital training within their weather-dependent and seasonal work patterns, which makes it difficult for them to commit in advance to attendance based courses. Our aim has always been to support and work with our clients, and in line with this philosophy a suite of Online Training which mirrors the theory of our original, attendance based, turf culture courses has been launched. Accredited by Lantra Awards and led by the experienced consultant Alan Lewis MSc NDT FinstG, the online courses provides flexible, portable training that can take place at any time and in most environments.

LATEST NEWS

Sharks and Dolphins II
21May
In the first of a two-part article, Frank Newberry, tutor at Grounds Training, reported on the perils of giving people feedback on their performance at work....
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Disease management – time to be proactive
12May
In recent years, we’ve seen a continually changing landscape in our industry, relating most notably to the chemical armoury we have available to us. The days...
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Pesticides of the future – Part 2
03May
In the last issue, Maxwell Amenity Technical Manager John Handley stated that the case in favour of chemical pesticides is that they have worked in the past....
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